Thursday, April 30, 2009

Terror in Tunguska, After the Battle

Captain Achilles of the US Rocket Corps firing into Cultists
A Chinese soldier holds strong after charges from the Irish Mob
The Cult of Al sets up their machine gun.
The Chinese Warlord turns into a Shambling Horror!
The Rocket Corps move into postition.
The Cult of Al advances!
High ground is taken!
The Tuchuns advance on the Irish Mob.
Cultists open fire!
The Chinese attack!
Worlds collided in Tunguska, Russia 1927. The Chinese Warlords backed by the American Rocket Corps trampled through the fallen forest aware that other parties were also searching for the precious Iridium left glowing on the ground from the Meteorite. The Cult of the God King, also known as the Cult of Al, along with some adventuring Irish Mafia also sought to claim the stones for their own purposes. At first the groups skirmished with shots amongst the fog, Rocket Corps men dropped from the sky onto one of the objectives only to be cut down by Cultist fire. The Chinese Tuchuns moved forward with a Warlord claiming a stone and failing his Moxie test which left his body twisting horribly into a Shambling Horror. The Horror advanced and consumed one of the Rocket Corps men pinning them between the Cultists and the Horror. The Irish Mob laid down heavy fire onto the Chinese and were able to pin some, but not inflict any wounds. Captain Achilles of the Rocket Corps and Iris Storm defeated the Horror in deadly hand to hand and Achilles surged forward declaring the Cultist Leader as his old Nemesis while Iris took the Iridium and made a dash back to the trucks. The Cultists fired in vain upon Achilles who killed the entire group himself in hand to hand only to be killed by the second team that used a flamethrower and submachine guns to put him down. Meanwhile an Irish charge failed to dislodge the Chinese who then followed up with their own charge killing the reamaining Mob members. In the end the Chinese American Coalition won, having seized three pieces of Iridium, though the Chinese would need a new Warlord.

The game was played in our club using the Iron Ivan Games upcoming Pulp rules, Where Heroes Dare!. Players had roughly 5-10 M models and we each had our own gangs. It was played on a 3' x 3' table and lasted about 2 hours. Photos were taken with my Palm Centro as I forgot my SD card for my regular camera, Doh!

More to come with this, more scenarios and some more insight to the upcoming rules.

To be Continued...

Monday, April 27, 2009

No fires for the weary...

Had a great weekend with my daughter at Camp Swatara , lots of fun hiking, fishing, frog hunting, and of course camp fire cooking. No fish were caught, no frogs were caught, but deer, chipmunks and other fauna were spotted. I had one of the hardest times starting a camp fire Sunday morning, but finally got it going with pine needles. I refuse to use lighter fluid, but did go through A LOT of matches :)

Meals included Asian Ginger chicken with broccoli and onions, Smores, pancakes, bacon, french toast, hot dogs, and some delicious apples. Any other good camp meals out there?

My daughter did great with learning casting, she was a natural :0)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Si-Fan and the Court of Fu Manchu

Alright, finally got some pictures of my Pulp teams for Where Heroes Dare! I have the sinister forces of Si Fan led by the Devil Doctor, Fu Manchu and the stalwart agents of the US Rocket Corps. Enjoy, there is more to come...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Devil Doctor...

My first of forces for the Where Heroes Dare! game is almost completed...for now. I have been working on the Si Fan, the organization run by the nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu. I have gotten the awesome miniatures from Pulp Figures and I'll post the pictures shortly. Fu Manchu is known as perhaps fiction's first Supervillain. He was a mastermind who shunned traditional weapons and used cobras, hybrid bats, poisons, and alchemy to wage war on his foes. The rules for Where Heroes Dare! allow you to create this same character. Look here for more info on this diabolical doctor:

Fu Manchu

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

15 ft of man-eating terror...

The discussion came up today about what the first scary movie was that you saw and for me it was this film that I saw on TV, probably when I was 8 yrs old.

Great premise for a Big Game Hunt game or maybe a Killer Bear in the Russian Northeast threatening a rail line being built ala Heart of Darkness. Lots of cool things could be done.


Monday, April 20, 2009

What I'm reading...

Just finished a book on the German operations in the Ardennes, the first Punisher Max trade by Garth Ennis, and now reading this book on Durruti:

Durruti by Abel Paz

Very interesting with lots of info on not only Durruti, but the Column as well. Might have me writing a mini campaign. Always loved the Spanish Civil War as a period and books like this rekindle my interest.


Friday, April 17, 2009

The Tunguska Terror...

The eyes of the world fall upon Tunguska, Russia where reportedly a meteorite has crashed. Scientists believe that the remains could be a source of unlimited power, Theosophists believe it is the return of the God King, and the League of Nations has sent a team to ensure humanity's safety. Tunguska becomes another place Where Heroes Dare!

This will be a playtest scenario for the upcoming Pulp and Serial Movie gaming rules, Where Heroes Dare! from Iron Ivan Games. Pictures and more to come...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

On the horizon...

Ever wanted to fight your way through a long forgotten Mayan temple against diabolical Nazis or use the device that the University laughed at you about to conquer the world? Well, this is what I am currently working on. To be continued...


Friday, April 10, 2009

They called me Mad at the University!!!

This is the beginning of my journal of of Miniature Madness and the many forms it has taken.